PDA AV's

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  1. dan_maran

    dan_maran Registered Member

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    Which Av's do you use on your PDA's?

    I have tried SAV and I am now trying Avast! for PDA's

    Any info is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. Black Ranger

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    If you just connect via ActiveSync or BT Sync to your Workstation it's almost not needed.

    There are only a VERY FEW viruses - 17 known viruses (example Dust), 8 known backdoors ( example Backdoor.WinCE.A ) and thats it already.

    I've never heard of any serious WinCE infection so far which did happen without the own stupidnes.
     
  3. dan_maran

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    I agreee with you on that but I still would like to know what people use.personally I get beamed files almost daily and I don't know, if that person is as careful as I am.
     
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    I'm researching antivirus progs for PDA's myself, as I'm expecting my wifi enabled PDA to arrive today. I've trialed a few AV's on a compaq 3630 (no wifi) just to see how they run, and right now I'm leaning toward Airscanner antivirus. It's free for personal use and has a cool registry explorer. I can't say anything about how effective the AV's are because I've never encountered a PDA virus yet. In case you want to do further research here's a list of the companies that I know make a PDA antivirus:
    Avast!
    Symantec
    McAfee
    Airscanner (also makes a firewall for pda's, free for personal use if you really feel vulnerable to attacks)
    Kaspersky

    There may be others that make this type of product but these are the only ones that I know of. Good luck & let us know how you turn out.
     
  5. Infinity

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    I think Kav would be good, but the resource usage on such an small app....hope is not like the desktop version :D
     
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    Any more news on this Topic I'm looking for an AV for my Palm Treo 600!!


    Cheers,
     
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    Sorry to say that I tried that one and all it Does is Reboot my Palm when I try to update which sucks so I uninstalled it!!

    Any other Ideas?
     
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    E-mail them and said not for Palms!! Oh well!!
     
  11. WSFuser

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    my bad! :oops: im sure some of the AV in the thread cover palms tho. btw what AV have u tried so far?
     
  12. Triple Helix

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    KAV and Trend (no good) All they do after install and I click on it then it reboots the dam thing!! I have Palm Treo with Palm 5.2.1.OS!! I'm looking at Avast now 60 day trial which is good!!

    I will see how it goes and report back and if anyone has other suggestions I would like to here!!

    TIA :D
     
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